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. >> baltimore city police chasing that car. >> temperatures are better. >> that came down a little bit. there is relief on the way. >> we got some good news this evening. this is what we want to see. we do not need the severe weather. let's take a look at hd doppler. we're picking up brain in parts of harford and baltimore county. the heaviest spot is around the tollison -- towson area. there is not a round of severe weather we expect. there is another round of thunderstorms out of the mountains. the ground is dry, you will probably get some between now and 9:00 p.m. this evening so we will see all that line of storms come out of the mountains. the seven-day forecast in a few minutes. >> we can -- you can track storms anywhere on our iphone and android apps. we have you covered at wbaltv.com. >> jackie young has one of the most powerful positions in city government. he is a member of the city board of estimates that decide how taxpayer money is spent. jack young cannot legally or ethically vote on many important issues. david collins joins us from city hall with a follow-up to a story
there's a break in this 20-inch water main. >> baltimore city records show this was laid back in 1989. >> is the city public works department focuses on replacing the swelling quillon the entire street right now. this is mostly holland. >> their concern about this street and they're trying to get rid of both of these water mains of this will not happen again. these remain shut for much of tuesday. >> they're working to get the water flowing into businesses again. this manager said it was the perfect opportunity to offer water main break special to try to bring in patients. >> we're hoping to available but of business from the workers out here. >> the impact on transportation is tremendous likely close to lombard, two major city blocks. they're trying to exist -- assist with changing traffic patterns and rush-hour is a major concern. >> there used to be all of these rounds to go. it is going to be mayhem, i think, coming out of work tonight. >> the department of public works think it will take approximately three weeks to get this block back in order. as mentioned, traffic is a
of medical distress and were taken not to be checked out. baltimore city police are investigating a suspicious death in downtown baltimore. just after 5:00 a.m., officers responded to the report of a possible shooting on the 300 block of south charles street. it found an adult male with trauma to his upper body. the victim later died at the hospital. so far, detectives have not been able to find any evidence to indicate that a shooting occurred at the scene could and autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death maryland state police are searching for a driver who they say hit a man on the ramp from i-7 to the inner loop of the beltway and kept going. -- i guess 70 to the inner loop of the beltway and get going. he was standing next to his disabled vehicle this morning. he was struck by a passing vehicle that did not stop at the scene. there is no information or a description of the striking vehicle. police are asking anyone who might have information to call them. police officers in the eastern district of baltimore city spent the day getting to know residents the pro
it in writing. we have to make a decision, not just for the casino operator of baltimore city. we have to make a decision for what's best for the citizens of baltimore city. >> reporter: the governor has pledged to provide written form of the bill by the end of the week. anne arundel and prince george's counties are also getting the sale. >> i think if there isn't a majority, you probably won't have a special session. >> reporter: at baltimore city city hall, jeff hager. >> the clock is running down for the governor to call a special session and for lawmakers to approve table games. now baltimore's delegation argues it could hurt, but do they have a case? kelly swoope is live with a look at the numbers. >> investigators looked into how the new maryland live! casino affected the casino in perryville. in 26 days the casino took in $28 1/2 million. it appears to be cutting into perryville's take. in june they generated less than $8 million. that's a 21% drop in revenue from the month before and almost 10% less than hollywood casino made in june of last year. keep in mind, maryland live! hasn't be
problems that are continues in baltimore city. east monument closed between wolfe street and patterson park avenue because of that sink hole. take orleans street or madison avenue for that matter. also we have a closure west franklin and park heights remains closed between violet and omen. watch out for that water main break that has two right lanes blocked, east lombard at light street. things are moving along just fine on the west side of the beltway. for instant traffic updates any time you can always count on us at wjz.com. don, back to you. >> thank you . >>> here's what people are talking about this morning. the search continuing for the man who kidnapped vie ripken earlier this week. police have new clues in the case. mike schuh is live with the story. good morning, mike. >> reporter: good morning. if there's ever a crime in public one of the first thing police look for is surveillance photos. in this case they have them. >> look, here's the man police say kidnapped vie ripken at gunpoint from the garj -- garage of her home. . >> he was wearing a white shirt, a long white shirt, blu
also a lot of baltimore city police officers. their job was to keep people safe and they seem to have done that. >> fire works. >> hundred s of thousands of eyes if i can ated on the -- fixated on the sky over the inner harbor as fire works lit up this night this independence day. >> that was a big one. >> when i see my little kids watching it, it brings back memory. to see them happy makes me happy. >> the massive have crowds only adding to the -- massive crowds are only adding to the excitement. mixed in with the clusters of people were hundreds of baltimore city police officers. their job was to keep this celebration violence free. last year's 4th of july saw a man stabbed to death and a 4-year-old hit by a stray bullet. >> they are using different tactics to keep things safe. police are using a new way to deploy officers. all are in uniform to make sure their presence is known. wsz -- we not only have the ground forces, but aerial support. >> they took what happened last year very seriously. >> for many 4th of july at the inner harbor is a family tradition. although previouses v
. >> this is a slap in the face to every man and woman in the baltimore city fire department. how can you possibly accept a raise when you've told your members there are no raises? there is no money in the city of baltimore to give a raise. how can you yourself as chief of the fire department accept a raise? >> the mayor credits the chief by saving the city money by reducing overtime. >> a 13th police officer is heading to prison for his role in a kickback scheme. a judge sentenced jaime lugo to wo years of prison. he faces sentencing in federal court next month. >> a composite sketch has been released hoping to find -- detectives say this man shot a victim in the leg on east lombard street. this happened the night of june 30. anyone with information should call baltimore city police. a body was found in the park heights neighborhood over the weekend. he was shot and stabbed near spaulding avenue. no word as to a suspect or a possible motive. >> there will be a planning meeting this evening. the planning department wants to ales. out liquor s violent crimes tends to cluster around liquor stores. t
today that will help baltimore city police fight crime. it will allow police to identify camera systems in close proximity to crime scenes. >> it will help to further reduce crimes in our neighborhood. >> she think the foundation for the grant helping to make this possible. >> the governor and house speaker met with the city to air out concerns about expanding gambling in the state. to city hall for the latest. >> the meeting lasted about 90 minutes at city hall. the delegation is a big voting bloc and they wanted assurances a sixth casino won't harm the city or its residents. no horse trading for votes, just the facts. the casino opens in prince george's county, what can be done to help baltimore from losing complete revenues to put toward the property-tax rate? >> you have provisions to make sure the city and county are held harmless in terms of local share. >> the local share is revenue used to offset the cost of hosting a casino. on the table is increasing baltimore city posture by 5%. >> we want to put it in a collective pot for anne arundel and baltimore city and to divided up so
we have a couple of problem areas in ball mother city. we have an accident -- in baltimore city. we have an accident at park heights and two closures because of the water main break, fleet street and east lombard at light street. as far as your over all travel times go, on the outer loop from 83 to 95, 61 miles an hour average. let's take a live look. nice and clear 95 just south of route 24. 795 at ownings mills, no problems to report. for the most accurate and update to traffic information you can count on us at wjz.com. >>> here's what people will be talking at today. the first funeral in the colorado theater shooting will be held later today as some survivors find reasons to celebrate life. katie medley gave birth to a son yesterday. she's in the same hospital where her husband, caleb is recovering from a gunshot wound to the head from friday 's shooting rampage that killed 12 people. >> she put hugo in caleb's arms and she was holding his hand when the baby was laying with caleb and his blood pressure and his heart rate went up. we know he could hear her. >> also in aurora, bat
have heard so much recently about the poor condition of baltimore city school buildings and the building that will cost to fix. >> they're getting some unexpected help from hundreds of teenagers that are here to pitch in. tim tooten is in the newsroom -- i have got my shifts confused. >> they're connected to a ministry with the catholic church. they spend part of their summers in places like baltimore putting their faith into action. this has been home base for these young missionaries. they are here in city schools cleaning, stacking, and serving. they're helping them identify with their christian faith through service. they're led by a small group of adults helping them model faith in action. >> it makes me thankful for all i have. help them out. >> we are overwhelmed with the need. >> it has brought a smile to a school staff. >> it's a great thing to have wonderful caring people to come and help. i salute them. >> it's safe to say they're hoping to get the list next year. >> police need help to identify a man is shot and killed someone in baltimore city. >> i'm very s
and the atmosphere. >> one person is dead after police test involves shooting in baltimore city early this morning. officials said when officers responded, the suspect failed to comply with police. police say they searched his pocket for -- and found a semiautomatic handgun. >> the officer encountered the suspect and the officer fired his weapon at least one time shooting a suspect and the suspect has died at the hospital. the weapon has been recovered. >> homicide is investigating. >> another police-involved shooting in baltimore county where they had no choice but to shoot a man who greeted them at the door with a sword. >> it was a case does a was of great concern. >> a 15-year-old boy abducted from his home in baltimore county and driven to this field pretty was shot in the back of the head. police have arrested a 21-year- old. police have charged him with attempted murder, assault, kidnapping, and gun charges. >> we arrested two overnight with a search warrant and the third was arrested at her residence. >> police confronted the suspect at this home after their investigation led them there.
ahead. >>> looking forward to that. also new this morning firefighters in baltimore city were busy overnight two. two separate two alarm fires and video to show you. one affecting a historic site. came awfully close to the gas station. also this morning, a lifeguard fired for doing his job. what he did now has got other lifeguards calling him away from the scene. that story a lot of you talking about on facebook this morning. "good morning maryland." i'm charlie crowson. alongside mike masco. megan is out live this morning. >> she looks hot out there too. >> it's warm. >> but megan always looks great. >> you said it not me. >> i knew you'd run with that. >> you know we are right there. right there. >> another story by the way we're going to put on the facebook about the san diego fireworks last night. a whole 20 seconds of -- >> big bang rocket goes off. before i ever started. >> that's a good story. 79 degrees charlie. we're starting off very, very muggy and mild. take a look. and maryland's most powerful radar showing a few of the scattered showers and storms out near deep creek.
're on lake charles -- lake charles and -- lake avenue in the city. baltimore city has more than 14,000 people still without power. this road behind me is closed down because a few blocks down you have a number of downed trees sitting on power lines. i talked to some staff by patrols. their job is to make sure nobody comes down this road. they will babysit this area until crews come down here to clean up the maess. the number of power outages continues to shrink daily. for those without power, that number is not soon enough. 56,000 customers are still in the dark. one community in baltimore county, residents have had a hard time adjusting to no electricity or know how water. they said is been so frustrating. myi'm having to go to niece's house to shampoo my hair. i'm going to charge my phone over there. i'm going to use her computer for a few minutes to see what has been going on on my computer. i'm running out of batteries. >> b.g.e. tells us they will continue to work through putting up the power and they expect to have resolved hopefully by this weekend. live in baltimore, nadia ramdass, wb
to every man and woman in the baltimore city fire department. how can you accept a raise when you told there members there is no money? happy new except to raise? >> in addition, the mayor will also request that james clack received a contract extension. >> a police officer sentence for his role in a kickback scheme. jaime lugo referred accident victims to majestic telling shoppers -- towing shop. now to another state. the man who fell off a boat in cecil county has died. he was from pennsylvania and cleaning his bow when the accidentat lee fell overboard. -- he was cleaning his boat when he fell over. >> the owner of several liquor stores have been invited to a meeting to discuss rezoning of their establishments. they want to phase out liquor sales. violent crime tends to cluster around neighborhood liquor stores. the zoning change would affect about 100 stores. >> people that are brought up in that environment is not going to change because there is no liquor store. to pinpoint a liquor store as being the problem for people's bad behavior is wrong. >> the planning director says the c
it will continue to monitor the hot spottings -- spots. >>> pret ty soon baltimore city police will get help from thousands of electronic eyes. the new systems will allow businesses and residents to incorporate their security cameras into the city watch system. officers will be able to access registered camera systems in an area near a crime. >>> the man charged with killing unarmed florida teenager trayvon martin is speaking out about that faithful night. george zimmerman and his attorney talked about the killing. his regrets and he reached out to the teen's parents. randall pinkston has the latest for wjz. >> i do wish that there was something, anything i could have done that wouldn't have put me in the position where i had to take his life. >> george zimmerman says his confrontation with trayvon martin didn't last long before martin started throwing punches. in an interview zimmerman recould wanted how martin a-- recounted how martin approached him shortly after he called police about a suspicious person last february. >> he asked me what my problem was. i looked up and he punched me and broke
encouraging women to set fitness goals and achieve them. 30-year-old kaitlyn of baltimore city math teacher was one of 10,000 submissions, her plan inspired fourth and fifth grade girls at edge wood elementary to run a mile. >> we would work out every day, monday through friday for about 45 minutes. in the end, they were able to accomplish their goal of running a mile and it was awesome. >> reporter: for ten weeks, kaitlyn tracked her progress online, vying for the chance to be one of the new faces of underarmor as one of their inspirational women and it works. >> you brought a whole new light to what underarmor is about and we're just really excited to have you have. >> reporter: under armour said it stood out the entire time. it was her selflessness that really made her shine. under armour sponsorship deal including training and gear. >> they get to work better in class and it was good for the overall kids. >> this is so good. >> reporter: under armour said the entire campaign was such a success, they plan to launch a similar one this fall. in baltimore city, i'm jessica kartalija, wjz ey
sunset...//. the... search... resumes tom'w. 3 baltimore city police...need your help... fighting back.../ investigating... a ...triple shooting... this morning... in... north baltimore... that... left... one person dead. police say... two suspects ... entered... a home... near lothian... and... turnbridge road.../ the... suspects... then shot... three people... inside the home..../ a,... male victim... was shot in the head.../ he... later died..../ no... word ...on the condition... of... the other... two victims.... .or... the whereabouts of the suspects. baltimore police... arrest ...32- year- old... eras-mo... sandobal... and... 30- year- old... alberto ramos...//for... a shooting... at... a... southeast baltimore bar...//.it... happened saturday ... at... the "rancho blanco".... on... south fagley street.../.police... say... the 2... entered the bar.. / then... shot the victim...//. one... man... was detained... in... the bar.../ the... other ... ran away..../ th
. this is a national problem. and i can tell you, people are outraged. >> reporter: baltimore city's crumbling system supplies the entire region including baltimore county and hartford county. many fear it is still not enough to keep up with the aging system. >> testified that she would like to see some sort of a trust fund established. this makes sense. we need to do this. >> reporter: back on light street, a temporary water system finally allowed businesses here to reopen. >> i'm shocked because it looks scary. >> anxious, scared, nervous. >> reporter: many wonder where and when will the next emergency strike? >> reporter: they're sticking to the three-week estimate to get it fixed, but it could shift defending on what they find when they get underground. >> the final cost for the light street repairs hasn't been tallied but is estimated to be in the millions. >>> firefighters strapped on their gears and hit the stairs today. they are in town for a firefighters convention. they started the daze honoring firefighters lost in the world trade center on 9/11. they ran a total of 110 flights and wore ph
wants to rewrite the rules on social media. >> the latest heated battle in baltimore city's fire department is over twitter and what firefighters can and can't post on social media. it comes after some criticism of the mayor and chief online, including con controversy over the chief's pay raise when fire documents are closing. one tweet said, save yourself, there's no medics but you can call the mayor on the video phone. the department says the new guidelines are not to effect free speech. >> simply to establish concise guidelines and bount bound -- boundaries for which our members are communicate concerns. >> still the firefighters union is troubled enough that they're meeting with lawyers and the department next week. >> that's our main concern is firefighters are protected. that's our only concern. >> i want to make sure our remembers are covered -- members are covered. >> the employees can face punishment in limited situations. the maryland general assembly that says you do not have to share your user names and passwords with your employers. >> it's like tapping a phone and l
baltimore city and baltimore county. >> typical in low-lying areas. we have low-lying areas, southbound j.f.x., cold springs lane ramp tends to flood out. >> city transportation officials say they didn't see anything unusual as far as flooding. however, there were reports of flooding at the johns hopkins hospital ambulance entrance, as well as several downed trees and debris clogging drains. >> we kept crews in in anticipation of the storms, and we were able to respond to downed trees and high water. >> state highway officials were also busy thursday night, dealing with close to a dozen flooded state roads and dealing with closures as well. luckily, they say no lives were put in jeopardy because of standing water, and they remind motorists to use caution. >> never drive through standing water. it looks like you might get through, and then you can easily be taken away your entire vehicle, so you want to try and turn around and try a different route. additionally, if you can't see the visibility really bad, find a place to pull over to safety and just wait it out. >> city transportation off
news. >> so if you are without power in baltimore city two shelters are open. they opened last night and they are located a the baltimore junior academy on west cold spring lane and dawson family same safe haven on -- be safe haven center and each has 75 beds and support staff and american red cross is helping out as well as baltimore health department. find more information on the website. >>> the code red heat alert is extended again today. the extreme heat claimed three lives in our state. cooling centers have opened across the state and each center has air conditioning and free water. if your power is still out and you need a place to check out, we have posted a list of all the centers. head to abc2news.com. if you can't turn on the computer we posted it on abc2 news the smart phone app so you can check it out. >>> 75 years since amelia ehrhardt disappeared and there's efforts to solve the mystery. how a research team plans to find the plane in a month. and the cleanup continues in washington, d.c. how many people remain in the dark right now. >> good morning. i am mike masco. lo
's all on wbaltv.com. click on olympics. >> here this morning, a saturday shooting in baltimore city is now listed as a homicide. police responded it a call for shots fired in the 1400 block of poplar grove street around 2:30 saturday morning. that's where they found 30-year-old jermaine blue suffering from a gunshot wound. he was taken to an area hospital where he later died. city officers are also investigating a suspicious death in the downtown area. just after 5:00 a.m. saturday, police got word of a possible shooting in the 300 block of south charles street. once on the scene, officers found a man suffering trauma to his upper body and the unidentified victim later died at an area hospital and so far, detectives haven't found any evidence that a shooting occurred. they are now waiting for results of an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death. anyone with information on either case is asked to contact the city police department. >> a police officer is recovering this morning after being hit by a driver under the influence. authorities in howard county say yolanda merchanson
of increased competition. >> we believe we can take the money and put it in baltimore city, and divide it out, and the percentages were baltimore city would get its full expectation of money. >> the delegation will meet in a week to scrutinize the bill. the governor will decide if a special session should be called. >> 76 degrees. and we are a week away from the start of the olympic games but not everybody is ready for the competition. >> george zimmerman speaks out for the first time since shooting trayvon martin. what he had to say. >> here is a look at traffic. things moving smoothly. volumes are still light at this hour. we will get a closer a book when we c >> 81 degrees downtown at the inner harbor. that is our live shot. the sun will be coming up in 15 minutes. there will be some clouds in the sky and a chance for rain. you have to worry about a shower or thunderstorm. other than that no other concerns. waves about 1 foot. the next high tide is at 7:29. just about anyone with a chance for a shower, especially as we go toward the afternoon. much cooler today, relatively speaking. highs
. >> this is millions of dollars for the state of maryland fork prince george's county and baltimore city. >> reporter: baker wants governor o'malley to call a special session of the legislature in order to expand the number of gaming sites in maryland from five for six and put that new casino at the national harbor in prince george's. >> i feel like progress is being made. >> reporter: but the governor won't call a special session at least until he has agreement from house leaders like speaker michael bush who has said he doesn't think expanded gambling would pass right now. the governor is prying to ease political rivalry among competing counties by creating a new gambling commission which would decide on things like gaming tax rates. >> perhaps now, there is the opportunity for the house leadership to coalesce around their leader and, if so, we could get this done, i think, and in pretty short order. >> reporter: while we can't tell you if or what governor o'malley would call a special session on gambling, what we can tell you is that not everybody is on board with this idea especially the people w
the flashing blue light has become synonymous with baltimore city as a one-eyed mascot on a beer can. for better or worse it is baltimore and a crime fighting tool mayor stephanie rawlings-blake has been looking to double down on since her days as council president. a bet she cashed in at wednesday morning's board of estimates meeting. >> the security cameras will be used in the application. when the database is complete it will allow police and control rooms to immediately identify a particular area where a crime is. >> reporter: thanks to a donation by the abel foundation the city will now develop a way for businesses and residents to opt in to the existing city watch grid. basically giving police access to the security cameras when a crime happens near them. it's optional but could exponentially increase the reach of catching crime on tape or preventing it. >> when you give us access to the cameras inside of the locations it just further stretches our arms. it gives us more ability to solve crimes. >> reporter: the police department is on board as this new application would gi
crushed by a tree in northeast baltimore city. that souped -- that sound has become a common one as clean up continues. now we're left with power outages and all the damage and another issue the heat. it has turned deadly as the clean up continues. wjz and mike schuh is live near bwi this morning. mike is standing near a grove of cherry pickers. good morning, mike. >> reporter: that's a good one to put it. there's a giant tent just on the other side of here where the night shift is coming in and getting grubbed up with the food they're catering. they offer landry and all sorts of services. there are 1,300 out of state and sometimes out of country workers here. 3,300 people in all between the out of stateers and the bge crew trying to restore power. it's a massive effort. >> right in between. >> look closely. do you see the car underneath this tree? this man was driving on rogers avenue when it landed on top of him. >> the tree surrounding all four of my doors, cracked through my back window. >> emergency crews had to pry him out. now power crews are trying to untangle his car from that t
. >> reporter: most of the deaths have have been in baltimore city. older men, with heart problems. but no one is immune. >> people may lose sight of the fact that it continues to be a real hazard. >> we want to avoid any deaths at all. and if people stay cool and hydrated, we can avoid those negative outcomes. >> heat is a big problem. try to take the dog out. and the pavement gets really hot. try to keep really short walks. >> reporter: some are enjoying being outside in the hazy sunshine. >> to me, laying out in the sun is ther putic. and -- therapeutic and clears my mind and thoughts. when you can't afford tanning, you improvise. >> i saw the temperature tomorrow. and i thought, how far away can i get if i start driving now? [ laughter ] >> reporter: and the state has activated its emergency heat plan. right now, there is an emergency meeting of the city council to discuss the response to this heat wave. reporting live in hampden, mike hellgren, week eyewitness news. >> mike -- wjz eyewitness news. >> mike, thank you. bge and thousands of out-of- town crews continue to work to get people b
,000. baltimore city 59,000. howard, carroll and harford are starting to come back online. when a trough falls in baltimore, everybody knows about it. joce sterman is on northern parkway. pel are living in tree houses, aren't they? >> absolutely. they have no way out unless they want to sneak out the back. this is not just one tree. this is one, two, three, four that have fallen down on the 1100 block of east parkway. these trees, for some of them, come all the way up to the doorway. the only lady had can get out is on the corner, miss judy. her neighbor is in the able to get out. the the whole way. just about 10 minutes ago a representative from the city was here and they have put in the official order to deal with these trees. that's good news. bad news is those guys still don't have power, so they're sweating inside their houses and the worst news is these four trees provided them a great deal of shade and guess what, they are gone for good. so they're dealing with a lot, but they're within set of neighbors dealing with a lot. we saw cars that were crushed by trees in some neighborhoods. th
. meghan mccorkell has the latest on the growing health concerns. >> good morning. baltimore city officials have now extended a state of emergency for another week as the heat continues to bear down on the city. >> the blazing hot sun taking its toll. >> incredibly shot. >> i have no energy. >> turn ing deadly. >> these temperatures are dangerous. >> nine heat related deaths now reported in maryland, five in baltimore city, two in montgomery county, one in wycomico and friday a new one in baltimore county. >> it's somebody's family member. that's why we tell people to prepare and check on each other. >> that's just what the city is doing. volunteers going door to door in powerless neighborhoods. another emergency command center now set up at the northern community action center. the african american festival is set to begin on saturday, forecasted to be the hottest day of the week. now organizers are are -- are are taking added pre-- are taking added precaution. >> we have missing tents. they're bring ing in cooling buses. >> with more than half a million people expected, extra ems units
in baltimore city. we have road closures due to the massive water main break. let's take a live look. as you can see, there is the vehicle fire at wilkins avenue if you look to the right side of your screen. for the most accurate and up to date information, count on us at wjz.com. >>> here is what people are talking about. shock waves from the ncaa penalties against penn state. the effects being felt not only at the campus but around the country this morning. sports director mark vive -- mark viviano has more. >>> reporter: good morning, the sanctions are steep and they include a $60 million fine, equal to one year of penn state's revenue, a rich program with a rich tradition finds itself on the brink of busted. in addition to the fine, a four- year ban on bowl games and a reduction in scholarships likely to cripple a once strong program. their proud past forever tarnished. penn state's present and future in doubt. the ncaa stopped short of shutting down the program, instead handing down wide ranging and long lasting punishment in reaction to the cover up of a sex scandal involving jerry san
a baltimore city schoolteacher for redefining what it means to be an athlete. the teacher trained 12 girls for ten weeks until they could run a mile and track their progress online. she get an underarmor sponsorship gear. >> they can do more than run a mile. those dpicials are fit. >>> coming up, a deadly blast, 7 people killed when a bomb goes off on a bus full of israeli tourists. israel's government is vowing revenge. >> my whole body was on fire. >> man fighting against death after being bitten by a rattlesnake. >> reporter: michael phelps says this will be his last olympics. >> more chances of showers headed our way. and i'll have your complete first warning forecast coming up next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, [ crows cawing ] [ male announcer ] strange things happen in the black forest. [ metallic bell toll ] [ car speeding down the road, lightning strikes ] where things aren't always what they seem. [ wolves howling ] because thrills hide in the shadows just waiting at every turn. [ coaster whoosh ] brave the black forest on verbolten. the all-new multi-launch coaster. only at busch gardens. >>>
up with july 4th fireworks. after last year's outbreak of violence, baltimore city police say they have a new plan to keep the peace. a perimeter fence and bike rack also circle the inner harbor in an effort to control the crowd. police will watch the visitors with cameras also they will watch by helicopter. >> we wish people were adult and would conduct themselves the right way. but when they don't, we will do our jobs. >> police expect more than 200 you to people to flood the inner harbor for the fireworks show and ten times the size of the new year's eve crowd. >>> coming up this morning at a 5:45, we will talk to livefireworks experts. they will tell us about safety tips and what's legal and illegal in the state of maryland and demonstrate how to use fireworks in a safe manner. stick around for that. once again coming up at 5:45. >>> when severe weather strikes, everyone comes in to help out. >> stay with us this morning. people in parts of florida are getting assistance in the aftermath of tropical storm debby from an unlikely place. >> why hundreds are lining upoutside s
information on the book, head to our website right now at abc2news.com under the baltimore city section. >>> well, sum per time means -- summertime means more opportunities for your kids to play yod. >> and the jackson family turmoil continues. now who's in charge of watching michael's kids. [ female announcer ] letting her home be turned into a training facility? ♪ this olympian's mom has been doing it for years. she's got bounty. in this lab demo, one sheet of new bounty leaves this surface cleaner than two sheets of the leading ordinary brand. bounty has trap and lock technology to soak up big spills and lock them in. let the spills begin. p&g. proud sponsor of the olympic games. >>> a new study out of denmark shows a group of patients have a higher risk of heart attacks. patients over 60 years old were more than 25% more likely to have a heart attack within two weeks of surgery. six weeks after surgery, the risk of heart attack dropped. >>> summer is a great time for kids to get out and play. sometimes accidents happen. it's best to prevent injuries. the type of shoes your child w
apart the asphalt. >> this is the nature of the aging infrastructure in many large cities. baltimore is not an exception. >> reporter: a water main break two weeks ago. and yesterday, a 20-feet deep, 2-feet wide, and 6 feet long sinkhole, opening into a storm drain built into the 1930s. >> right now, we are sending a crew in to do a walk-in inspection of the large storm drain under the street. >> reporter: sky eye chopper 13 over the scene, showing a gaping hole in the middle of the street. causing confusion amongst pedestrians navigating their way on closed roads. >> just a little -- a few customers coming in. >> reporter: the city says it is taking the necessary measures to find and fix the problems. so far, crews have used a camera underground to look at the engage -- damage. scan water mains and check the sewer drains to make sure they're intact. >> it will give us an indication of what needs to be done in order to make a correction. >> reporter: but some say that correction will be just another temporary fix for a permanent problem. >> they need another system. >> i don't see wh
, about 45,000 bge customers are without power. baltimore city, baltimore county, still the hardest hit areas. stay with wjz for first warning weather coverage all summer long. for the updated forecast and a look at live doppler radar, log onto week.com. >>> the body of a man believed to be a missing jet skier is recovered in baltimore county. 47-year-old harry gillis was last seen early tuesday in essex. that afternoon, his jet ski was found drifting with the keys in the ignition. the coast guard searched a six- mile stretch of back river wednesday. last evening a body washed up near a dock. an autopsy will confirm the identity of the man and how he died. >>> the neighborhood watch volunteer who killed an unarmed florida teenager, could go free. a judge granted zimmerman bail for a second time. randall pinkston reports for wjz from new york. >> reporter: a judge set bail for george zimmerman at $1 million. that's a lot more than the $150,000 bond he was released on in april. but the judge revoked that bond last month, after prosecutors said zimmerman and his wife misled the court about
shot and killed by baltimore city police. it started at the 7-11 on reisterstown road yesterday. a man had a semiautomatic gun and when officers arrived he took off. they chased him to 5100 block of arbutus avenue and he was still carrying the gun. >> at this point the officer fired his weapon once shooting the suspect. the suspect died in the local hospital. >> this morning the suspect has been identified as 22-year-old davont everyone bowman. we have learned the officer is a six-year veteran. >> also in the city a man is recovering after police say he was shot in the biceps. apparently he was walking with a friend when two machine showed up and pulled a gun and demanded money and made them take off their clothing. one tried to run away and was shot by the suspect. in baltimore county a bid was discovered in the woods in north point. county police tell us somebody found the remains behind the exxon gas station. officials say it looks like a man's body and it has been there quite a while. the remains were taken it the state medical examiner's office for further investigation. to the ra
anne arundel county will get its money and baltimore city will get its money. >> the city delegation will meet in a week. the governor is expected to sign in the next few days. >> we have learned that authorities discovered half a dozen marijuana plants at the scene of last month's brush fire. [unintelligible] resources officials say there was evidence that the fire scene. they have made no arrests. it is unclear if the fire -- if the evacuations were related to the pot operation. we know more about the night george zimmerman shot trayvon martin. he is facing a murder charge. he spoke publicly last night in an interview on fox news channel. >> his message was clear and direct. in an interview on stocks news -- fox news, george zimmerman discussed the night he shot and killed trib and martin. -- trayvon martin. >> started bashing my head into the concrete. at he broke my nose, i started yelling for help. >> he says he and martin l. reached for the gun -- a gun he fired one time, taking the teen- ager's life. there is nothing he would have done differently, he says. >> this was all got
including prince george's county, anne arundel and up into baltimore city and harford. i bet that's going to get dropped. overnight because of the batch coming out of west virginia another chance for scattered storms, warm and humid overnight, 79 degrees. tomorrow won't be as hot as today, but showers and storms are still expected in the afternoon and we'll keep an eye on that line. at 8:00 83, by noon 93 degrees, a storm possible west of d.c., another line probably moving through the region at 5:00. watch those friday evening plans. we are outlooked by the storm prediction have to have strong to possibly severe storms and notice how pennsylvania is out of it now. that's because the frontal boundary will slip right through our area during the day tomorrow. so here's your futurecast. at 8 a.m. maybe we still have a little bit of stuff coming through the northern and western suburbs. at 3:00 already seeing a line developing around hagerstown down to harrisonburg. that swings through by 5:00 and over to the eastern shore. what about saturday and the weekend? looks like we'll have to bubble u
power at this hour. most of them are in baltimore county and also baltimore city. >>> breaking news into the abc2 newsroom. police tell us a child was found unresponsive in a brooklyn park pool. they received a 9 11 call about an hour ago for reports of a child who had possibly drowned. the child was taken to harbor hospital with serious and life- threatening injuries. police are still investigating where the -- and we will update you when we learn something new about this. >>> new tonight city police are celebrating a big bust in a south baltimore. it happened yesterday. see the stuff behind me is what they seeed. a traffic stop and word on the street helped to track down the guy charles wilson. a suspected drug dealer. he will be charged with weapon possession and trafficking and this is why. they found all this in his house. more than 11,000 dollars, a police radio scanner and police rain jacket and weapons and three dirt bikes and drugs. >>> this may be worse than having your lights go off a brush fire in queen anne's county in a wheat field. firefighters decided to let it burn
. but overnight baltimore city police hard at work on two separate two alarm fires in the city. both of them right around midnight. the first called in at 11:30. the second called in at the stroke after 12:00. and abc2 news' sherrie johnson has more on the fire at one of historic sites got a number of people worried. >> reporter: that's right charlie you know we have all new reaction and video this morning for you. abc2 news was the first on the scene in the overnight fire in northwest baltimore inside the old ambassador theatre. this is what the scene looked lightning a little before 1:00 this morning. here on liberty heights avenue. authorities say the fire broke out around midnight and now investigators have not sure -- are not sure what caused the fire exactly but crews had it under control in about 30 minutes. the ambassador theatre hear not been movie theater since 1968 and served as a church in recent years and also the sister theater of the theater if baltimore. it sits next to a gas station and had some witnesses nearby concerned after they saw flames shooting from the building. >> it was
to the city as part of a settlement. baltimore sued wells fargo accusing sub prime lending practices targeting minority neighborhoods. baltimore will get $7.5 million for lending assistance programs. the settlement includes restitution for effected city residents. >>> a plane full of passengers looks on at bwi as two flight attendants are rushed from the tarmac to the hospital. as kai jackson explains, hazmat crews were brought in to search the plane. >> sky chopper 13 is high above bwi airport after southwest airlines flight 709 made its scheduled landing with an emergency on board. >> the airplane is parked at gait a-1. >> the flight originated in virginia. authorities say at some point in the air a flight attendant became sick. once the plane landed it was determined a second flight attendant was also ill, both complaining of nausea. >> authorities say after the flight landed at bwi the two stick flight attendants were taken to the hospital and a has malt team with the ann arundel county fire department inspected the plane. >> they did air samples to see what would have been the cause. they
to eight in the last week. three of the latest ones were in baltimore city. two of those were men over 65. >> it's been one week since the deadly storms ripped through our area, but thousands of people don't have point of viewer this morning. pepco has 7,000 customers in the dark and dominion virginia is reporting 900 offline and in prince georges county for bg&e, about 1100. residents are frustrated to see crews show up and leave because the trees are don or the power crews are not there. here's more on why that happened. >> there is an extreme amount of coordination involved and customers don't always understand what that process is and the process that the tree trimmers have to come in, line mechanics have to come in, one grope has to come in to de- energize. another group has to come in to trim the trees and another group has to come in to actually do the repair work. >> he said pepco will do a performance analysis after restoring power to all of the customers and they will make that analysis public so customers can see what they think went well and what didn't. >>> all right, well, a
start into town. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> baltimore city is asking its residents to conserve water. crews will start making repairs to the water mains. >> kim dacey joins us live to give us more details. >> these repairs come after an extensive study in march using high-tech equipment that uncovered a new problem. using high-tech equipment like the pipe diver, inspectors found the potential break in southwest baltimore in march. >> due to pro-active work of the department of public works, we have gone ahead of a potential serious matter. >> most of the large water breaks were caused by prestressed pipes. the outer wire on these pipes have failed, causing them to break. today there will be making some adjustments. they will begin replacing 316- foot sections of the 54-inch main to prevent future breaks. citizens are asked to conserve water. >> please refrain from outside watering, car washing, power washing, and pool topping until after sunset or during the early morning hours. please do not wash clothes or dishes or do non-essential indoor cleaning using water unt
of maryland, millions of dollars for prince george's county and baltimore city. >> reporter: baker wants governor o'malley to call a special session of the legislature in order to expand the number of gaming sites in maryland from five to six and put that new casino at the national harbor in prince george's. >> i feel like progress is being made. >> but the governor won't call a special session at least until he has agreement from house leads are like speaker michael bush who has said he doesn't think expanded gambling would pass right now. the governor is trying to ease political rivalry among competing counties by creating a new gambling commission which would decide on things like gaming tax rates. >> perhaps now, there is the opportunity for the house leadership to coalesce around their leader and, if so, we could get this done, i think, in pretty short order. >> reporter: now, while we can't tell you if or when governor o'malley would call a special session on gambling, what we can tell you is not everybody is on board with this idea, especially the people who have invested millions
water as well. for more information on a cooling center near you in baltimore city call 311 or go to wjz.com. >>> we've shown you northwest baltimore, now we're going to show you more of baltimore. ron matz is live. >> reporter: you can see this massive tree knocked down by the storm. we're all dealing with the heat, lack of electricity, a lot of people with spoiled food. gigi barnett taking a look at ann arundel county. >> the weight of downed trees, snapped power lines in this neighborhood, residents are waiting for bge to take action. these long time neighbors have been in the dark since the winds rolled through the area friday night. >> no power. >> they're trying to get through the heat. >> well, we've been leaving the doors open, the windows open. >> they're shaded by a century old oak tree hoping for a breeze. >> we're still blessed because we still have our homes. some limbs came down out of one of these huge trees and it went the opposite direction. >> for some neighbors this weekend's storm has put a damper on their 4th of july holiday. others say they will find a way to celeb
of us, it is like you just wait and wait. >> sorry tucker. >> 77 in washington. 69 in baltimore. 68 in winchester and hagerstown. we have a warm front lifting through and bringing us a few light showers at this hour. south and southwest of the city. down towards st. mary's city, we are get ago light shower. down towards fredericksburg a light shower as well. here is your forecast for today. plenty of sunshine. could be an isolated storm. 95 in washington. 92 in hagerstown, 96 in fredericksburg. again, humidity on the increase unfortunately. >> thank you. >>> time now to check in with julie wright to see what is happening on the roads. >> i'm sure it is pretty busy. >> it is. montgomery county says 140 lights without power. that is a big improvement. last night at 9:00, it was 240. crews are working overnight to restore the power. improvement there in montgomery county. still about 20 without power according to prince george's county police. >>> if you are traveling downtown, wisconsin avenue, we have been shooting this live scene. mpd has now blocked off the portion of wisconsin av
governor martin o'malley is meeting with leaders from prince george's and montgomery countys and baltimore city today to discuss holding a special session on expanding gambling in the state. there will be more meeting tomorrow. lawmaker need to pass i bill expanding gambling in the state by august 20th in order to get it on the november ballot. >>> howard county police or the hunt for the man accused of going on a shooting spree at an ellicott city spa over the weekend. 35-year-old tuan pham allegedly showed up at the spa where his girlfriend works and shot her and her friend. both victims are still in critical condition. police say they found his car in columbia but it was unoccupied. >>> police have not made any arrests in connection to an attempted robbery that turned into a deadly accident. an armed robber approached people in a car in fairmont height early sunday morning. the people outyou had soo the car were told to get down. car's driver got scared, hit the gas and accidentally drove over one of the people on the ground. he died at the scene. the gunman are still on the loose. loos
power. most of them are on the north side of baltimore city as well as towson and owe wigs mills -- owings mills. andrea? >>> right now, we focus on the district and efforts to get peak power back and cleanup after the storm. joining us is muri al buzzer. you are probably still getting complaints. >> absolutely. we have still people with very hot homes and downed trees. many people have completely left their homes since last friday. we know we're now to the areas where a couple of houses are on a block or several blocks. we have one area near 18th and quincy street where we have about 24 homes continuously out. so we know they are getting to them. people are hot and frustrated. >> people who are frustrated call their representatives. i was one of those frustrated who called you. what can you actually do for residents, especially seniors or the disabled who we've heard on television talking about they can't get out, they are hot. can you get them ice? do you have money to get them battery-powered fans? what can you do? >> we make sure nobody's being forgotten in my ward. we give
has 20,000 people out and in baltimore county and baltimore city, they still have 70,000 people there without power. so the pain unfortunately is being shared throughout the state. and again, we hope -- we did see some crews here. they tell us they've been working 24/7 and we it tell you we did see crews coming buy looking at the wires here. they are on duty july 4th even at 4:00 or 5:00 in the morning. >> good to know. thank you. >>> making other headlines, some metro passengers taking a big risk. they climbed out of a train and walked on to the tracks. this happened after atrain broke down outside the college park station yesterday. we're told one passenger hit the emergency button and then got out. then, a few others followed trying to walk to the station. the train was eventually pushed into the station and metro is looking into why it broke down in the first place. it is also reminding passengers to never walk on the tracks. >>> all right. they are getting set for an all star-studded capitol 4th. this is video of last night's dress rehearsal. >> it was cut short. u.s. capit
where the city. the mayor reworked the race course. >> baltimore is open for business. it's boeing to be a great week -- it's going to be a great weekend. >> it's an effort to make the downtown event easier to navigate and more visitor friendly. >> northeast market is one that you really want to be in if you're in any kind of sport. it's great for indy car racing to be here. >> michael andretti said one of the biggest challenges has been planning this in a short amount of time. however, the team says they're in it for the long hall and we can expect them to be back in baltimore the following year. >> race on llc has a 5-year deal with the city of baltimore. >>> next up this morning right here on wjz. >> good morning. the suspect in the colorado movie theater massacre now set to appear in court. the latest in the case coming up. >> i'm mike schuh live at bge. executives want to raise your rate. reaction when we return. >> oh lympic authorities come under fire as some of the sports venues have had poor attendance. all the details coming up. >> it's that time of the morning we start
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